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NOVEMBER 20

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Mexico: Revolution Day
(Commemoration of start of the revolution to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz: 11/20/1910)
Mexico U.S. Department of State Inside Mexico
1175 St. Edmund of Abington (English Archbishop) English Political and Social Leaders Religion
1726 Oliver Wolcott (Connecticut-born Signer of the Declaration of Independence, Governor of Colonial Connecticut) Connecticut Political and Social Leaders Declaration of Independence Colonial Connecticut
1841 Wilfrid Laurie (Premier of Canada) Wilfrid Laurie
1855 Josiah Royce (California-born Philosopher) California Poltical and Social Leaders Philosophy
1874 James M. Curley (Mayor of Boston: 1914-8, 1922-6, 1930-4, 1947-50; Governor of Massachusetts: 1935-7) Massachusetts Poltical and Social Leaders Politics
1880 Fred Zimmerman (25th Governor of Wisconsin: 1926-28) Wisconsin Poltical and Social Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1884 Norman Thomas (Ohio-born Socialist Leader, 6-Time Socialist Candidate for U.S. President) Ohio Poltical and Social Leaders Politics U.S. President
1885 Albert Kesselring (German Field Marshal - World War II) German Military Figures Nazi Germany World War II
1917 Robert Byrd (North Carolina-born U.S. Congressman from West Virginia) Robert Byrd West Virginia Political and Socail Leaders U.S. Congress
1925 Robert Kennedy (Massachusetts-born Congressman, U.S. Attorney General, Candidate for President of the United States) Robert Kennedy U.S. Congress U.S. Government John F. Kennedy
1942 Joe Biden (Pennsylvania-born U.S. Senator from Delaware, Democratic Candidate for Vice President of the United States) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Delaware Political and Social Leaders 2008 Presidential Campaign U.S. Senate
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1785 James Wright (English Royal Governor of the Georgia Colony) English Political and Social Leaders Georgia Poltical and Social Leaders Colonial Georgia University of Georgia
1858 William Schley (Maryland-born Governor of Georgia) Maryland Poltical and Social Leaders Georgia Poltical and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1891 James Johnson (North Carolina-born U.S. Congressman and Governor of Georgia) North Carolina Poltical and Social Leaders Georgia Poltical and Social Leaders U.S. Congress University of Georgia
1921 Mary Latimer McLendon (Georgia-born Women's Suffrage Pioneer) Georgia Poltical and Social Leaders American Women Poltical and Social Leaders Women's Suffrage University of Georgia
1942 John Lejeune (Louisiana-born U.S. Marine Corps General; Namesake of Camp Lejeune North Carolina) Louisiana Military Leaders North Carolina U.S. Military Leaders Camp Lejeune North Carolina
1975 General Francisco Franco (Spanish Dictator) Francisco Franco
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1700 Sweden's 17-year-old King Charles XII Defeats Russians at Battle of Narva Sweden Russia War University of Washington
1817 The First Elections for Representatives of "The Republic of the Floridas" Are Held at Fernandina Spain Fernandina, Florida Elections Florida Historical Society
1910 The Mexican Revolution Begins Mexico Revolts and Revolutions University of Arizona New York Times
William H. Moody Steps Down as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Massachusetts Poltitical and Socia Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1917 British First Use Tanks in Battle, and Break through German Lines at Cambrai Great Britain Germany World War I Historic Firsts History Channel
1943 Two Texas Marines Earn the Congressional Medal of Honor at the Battle of Tarawa Texas Military Leaders Congressional Medal of Honor World War II U.S. Marines Texas State Historical Association
1945 World War II Nazi War Crimes Trial Begins in Nuremberg, Germany Nuremberg, Germany Nazi Germany World War II War Crime Trials War Crimes Law and legal resources Concordia History Channel New York Times BBC Court TV
1947 England's Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) Marries Her Cousin Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey English Political and Social Leaders Queen Elizabeth II Prince Philip Westminster Abbey Historic UK History Channel
1948 Chinese Communists Place American Consul Under Siege China The Cold War History Channel
1951 Anti-British Sentiment Forces Evacuation of British Families from Egypt's Suez Canal Zone Suez Canal Great Britain BBC
1959 United Nations Issues It's "Declaration of Rights of the Child" Children's Rights Human Rights The United Nations
1964 Trial of South African Communist Party Members Begins South Africa Law and legal Resources South African History
1967 U.S. Population Reaches 200 Million at 11:04 a.m. as President Lyndon Johnson Celebrates the Event President Lyndon Johnson Population & Demographics U.S. History The Albuquerque Tribune CNN
1969 Seymour Hersh Reveals More of My Lai Massacre Story Seymour Hersh My Lai Massacre Journalism History Channel
1970 Communist China Achieves 2/3 Majority for Admission to the United Nations China The United Nations Television News Archive
1977 Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Is the First Arab Leader to Address Israel's Parliament Anwar Sadat Israel Historic Firsts New York Times
1988 Egypt & China Recognize Palestinian State Palestine Egypt China World History Television News Archive
The United Nations Condemns South Africa's Armed Incursions into Neighboring States The United Nations South Africa South African History
1989 United Nations Unanimously Adopts Convention on the Rights of the Child Children's Rights Human Rights The United Nations
200,000 Rally in Prague for Democratic Reform The Czech Republic The Fall of Soviet Communism European History Television News Archive
1992 England's Windsor Castle Suffers Extensive Fire Damage British History The British Monarchy Windsor Castle Fire Safety BBC
1994 The Angolan Government Reaches Peace Agreement with UNITA Rebels Angola Revolts and Revolutions South African History
2000 Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori Resigns, Ending a 10-year Reign Preuvian Political and Social Leaders CNN Marketplace

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